Programs and Events

Elmhurst Art Museum is both an international destination for Mies van
der Rohe scholars and fans and a regional center where people from
Chicago and the western suburbs learn to see and think differently
through the study of the art, architecture and design of our time
explored in the Museum’s year-round courses, public programs and
school outreach.


Friday, January 26, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Music at the Museum / Elmhurst College Jazz Trio

Join us for a concert by Elmhurst College Jazz musicians performing jazz songs from the 1940s and 50s, inspired by the exhibition of work by Gertrude Abercrombie. Abercrombie regularly hosted jam sessions with musician friends such as Dizzy Gillespie and Sonny Rollins. Includes 2 complimentary glasses of wine with admission (21+).

Free with admission or current membership.

Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 1:30pm

Exhibition Tour with Susan Weininger

Join us for an enlightening tour of the Gertrude Abercrombie exhibition led by Susan Weininger, the author of multiple comprehensive essays on the artist. Weininger is professor emerita of art history at Roosevelt University, Chicago, where she was Chair of the Department of History, Art History and Philosophy.

Free with museum admission or current membership.

Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Family Day at the Elmhurst Art Museum

We invite you and your family to participate in hands-on art activities inspired by the exhibition Gertrude Abercrombie: Portrait of the Artist as a Landscape.

Free with museum admission or current membership.

Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 1:30pm

Conversation: Doug Beach and John Corbett

Join us for an insightful conversation with Doug Beach (Director of Jazz Studies, Jazz Band and Arranging at Elmhurst College) and John Corbett (writer, producer, curator, and gallery owner), about the intersections of art and jazz during Gertrude Abercrombie's life. In addition to hosting a vibrant jazz salon in her home, Abercrombie became friends with musicians such as Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, and Sonny Rollins. She was also the subject of the song "Gertrude's Bounce" by Richie Powell.

Free with museum admission or current membership.

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

EAG Artist Talk | Markay & Eric Suevel

Markay and Eric Suevel, owners of Suevel Studios, Inc. will be providing a brief presentation on the fun and variety of glass art.  At the presentation, they will demonstrate how a stained glass panel is made using the copper foil technique, with some additional information about how many of the skills learned in stained glass can be transferred to the other glass arts.  
Suevel Studios provides its students with the opportunity to learn stained glass, mosaic, glass fusing and lampworking.